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‘Initiative to promote affordable housing launched by North Central Family Centre’

May 2, 2024 | by The Jeuns

The North Central Family Centre has unveiled a new capital campaign named ‘Hopes and Dreams’ to raise funds for the completion of a new affordable housing complex and community hub. Co-chaired by Doug McNair, the campaign aims to raise million through various channels such as individual donations, businesses, community support, fundraising activities, and events. With .5 million in grants secured, the project represents a million investment in the North Central community.

Federal ministers recently visited the construction site of the new housing complex and community hub to announce .6 million in support through the federal rapid housing initiative. During the event, the executive director, Kim Wenger, revealed the complex’s new name – Orange Buffalo Lodge, symbolizing protection, provision, and a space for healing and gathering as chosen during a ceremonial gathering at Carry The Kettle.

Saskatchewan Minister of Social Services, Gene Makowsky, stressed the significance of the project in providing a nurturing and safe environment for the community. He highlighted the importance of collaboration between all levels of government and the community to create a welcoming and inclusive space where everyone feels valued. Aiming to enhance access to essential services and support networks for residents, the Orange Buffalo Lodge is set to be completed later this year.

The Hopes and Dreams capital campaign will continue its efforts to raise million for the North Central Family Centre housing complex and community hub. With .5 million in grants already secured, the project represents a significant investment in the North Central community, providing affordable housing and essential services in a safe and inclusive environment.

Supported by .6 million through the federal rapid housing initiative, the North Central Family Centre project is a collaborative endeavor between government, community organizations, and individuals. The funding will aid in the completion of the housing complex and community hub, serving as a place for healing, gathering, and accessing necessary resources for the North Central community.

The announcement of the new name, Orange Buffalo Lodge, by executive director Kim Wenger, signifies the values of protection, provision, and healing embedded in the project. Saskatchewan Minister of Social Services, Gene Makowsky, underlined the importance of creating a safe and inclusive environment for residents. The Orange Buffalo Lodge is on track to be finalized later this year, delivering affordable housing and crucial services for the North Central community.

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